SEM will host its 3rd annual National College Signing Day program on April 26th with a school-wide Field Day planned after the program. During the College National Signing Day we celebrate all senior college acceptances and we have a key note speaker. The whole school participates in this event.
April 20 - Senior Parent Meeting - 6:30p in the Commons
May 1-12 - AP Exams
May 15-18 – Senior Finals
May 18 - Senior Awards Night
May 19 - Senior College Visit
May 19 - Prom (Dallas Marriot City Centre) $85
May 07 – Senior Baccalaureate – Concord Church
May 23 - Yearbook signing/distribution Party
May 24 - Picnic (Southern Cross) $55
May 25 – Senior Luncheon
May 30 - Senior Graduation (Majestic Theater)
Chocolate Fundraiser Ends Soon!
SEM and DISD in the News!
Click here to read a great article titled "Why Harvard Accepted a Record Number of DISD Applicants This Year." SEM has the largest number in the district-- 3! Nice work!
We need our SEM parents to help the school meet its goal of 300 members. This demonstrates to the community and the Dallas ISD school district that SEM families are truly engaged. The PTSA wants to continue to receive recognition for our strong history of PTSA membership and active family involvement. We are currently at 90 members and have a way to go! We need your support. Our kids benefit from this investment
Remember your child’s first day of school? Did you wish you had a handbook to help them get through the year successfully? Create an account and join the Science & Engineering PTSA at this link for access to resources to help you, help your child do better academically. The PTSA's goal is to support students and families in achieving a successful experience in high school and beyond. Please join us!
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Organizing and subsidizing many SEM social events, including Comic-Con, Yearbook party, awards night
Sponsoring the SEM Yearbook
Monthly Coffee with the Principal to give parents an opportunity to network and get updates from our principal
Monthly staff breakfasts and other meals to show appreciation for our teachers and support staff
Deck Plaza Project Public Hearing
This is the proposed park to go over I-35 by the zoo (similar to Klyde Warren Park)
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites you to join us at the upcoming public hearing.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center – Cafeteria 1201 East 8th Street Dallas, Texas 75203 Open House: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Formal Hearing: 7:00 p.m.
The public hearing will begin with an open house format to allow attendees one-on-one opportunities with City of Dallas staff, TxDOT staff and the project team. There will be a formal presentation following the open house. The purpose of the hearing is to present the proposed project and to receive public comments. The environmental documentation, maps showing the project location and design, and other information regarding the project are on file and available for review at the following locations:
TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday).
The Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at SMU Lyle offers summer camp programs for students in 6th through 12th grades and professional development for middle and high school teachers. These summer programs are authentically Lyle, as the facilities, staff, and curriculum are all unique to Lyle School of Engineering. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on, interactive team projects. All program costs include snacks, lunch, bag and t-shirt and all materials needed.
High School Summer Camps
Residential Engineering Camp | $1,175 | Girls June 12 - 16 | Boys June 19 - 23
Advanced Robotics: FIRST Tech Challenge | $550 | June 26 - June 30 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quad-Copter | $825 | July 10 - July 21 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Space Launch | $825 | July 24 - August 4 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scholarships are available for high school students who qualify as educationally disadvantaged. For more information and the link to apply please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Youth Intensive Program at UC Berkeley
SYIP 2018 is now accepting applications! We will be accepting applications until August 1, 2017. Applicants must be available for a remote or in-person interview to be considered for the program. To apply, please click here.
The Summer Youth Intensive Program (SYIP) is designed, organized and delivered by the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley, and is far from the traditional summer program. First launched in 2016, the program teaches students to think for themselves, learn to apply theory, communicate effectively, work in a team, and hone skills that set a UC Berkeley student apart from the others.
SYIP goes over the course of one year and is intended for the most accomplished high school students who are passionate about learning and doing scientific research in chemistry, biochemical engineering, material science, or related fields, and who are focused on maximizing their future success in college.
Please visit our website for more information, or click here for our brochure.
College and Career Readiness Camp
Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research- Summer Camps
The Rosetta Institute runs a medical research lab in San Jose, CA and hold summer science camps at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego on Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience and Molecular Immunology.
In addition, it hosts a laboratory-intensive Biomedical Research workshop at its San Jose location, and hold a short workshop on Medical and Translational Bioinformatics during Winter break in Berkeley, CA. These camps are taught by PhD-level instructors who are actively engaged in research, and they are intended for high achieving, college-bound high school students interested in careers in medicine and science.
The camps consist of lecture and hands-on laboratory work, as well as independent research. These camps let students experience college-level curriculum in a low-stress and safe environment, and they make friends with other students from around the world. The institute is exploring the idea of opening up the lab year-round for students to work on their own biomedical research projects in a supervised atmosphere.
Complete details can be found at http://www.rosettainstitute.org. There are also full scholarships available to students from low-income families on a competitive basis.
Sci/Tech Program at Berkeley
The College of Chemistry and the Berkeley Global Science Institute present SciTech, a program for rising high school students (grades 9-12) who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the problems facing the world, learning about the relevance of science and technology in addressing such problems, and being inspired to pursue careers in science and technology that will ensure their contribution to positively impact the world.
Please visit our website for more information or click here for our brochure.
SciTech is now accepting applications! For more information about the application process, please click here. We will be accepting applications until April 30, 2017.
Duke University Summer Sessions
At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world. Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:
We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!
Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.
Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups. First Prize: $250 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $100
Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D. Director of Summer Academy for High School Students Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA) email@example.com
WRITE-A-CHECK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
Are you ready to do your part to support the SEM students and teachers? Here’s your chance! The PTSA at SEM is kicking off our easiest, most pain-free fundraiser of the year: the Write-aCheck Campaign. 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to supporting the SEM students. To participate, simply write a check to SEM PTSA and send to the school, or use our online form to indicate the amount of your donation and proceed to checkout. Your donation is used to provide special programs, activities and events for the students, and to provide for the academic and social needs of the SEM students and staff. Want to DOUBLE the power of your contribution? If your company provides matching donations for charitable contributions, please indicate that and we can provide assistance in making the application to our employer. Thank you in advance for your support and participation in this important fundraiser!
The Association of Hispanic School Administrators is providing three $1,000 scholarship for Dallas ISD Hispanic seniors (2016-2017) entering their first year of college in the fall of 2017, and pursuing a degree in education. Applicants are expected to enroll in a full academic course of study and attend an accredited college during the 2017-2018 academic year.